C is for Ciao An Italy Alphabet

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An Italy Alphabet
Authors: Elissa D. Grodin and Governor Mario M. Cuomo
Illustrator: Marco Ventura

Guide written by Cheryl Grinn

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Italian Crossword

The book C is for Ciao is the place to search for the answers in this

1. I ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
2.   T   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___
3.   A   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___
4.   L   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___    ___
5.   I   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___
6.   A   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___ ___
7.   N   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___

1. Sicily is an ______________________

2. Decimal means __________________

3. The Roman Empire is very old or _______________

4. Biblioteca is the Italian word for ___________________

5. Italian word for English __________________________

6. Columbus sailed the __________________ Ocean

7. The name of the God of the Sea is ___________________
Roman Numeral Math

Who invented Roman numerals? Why, the Romans of course! In what
country can you find Rome? Read C is for Ciao and learn about the
beginning of Roman numerals.

in numbers, not letters.

I = 1 V = 5 X = 10 L = 50 C = 100 D = 500 M = 1,000

1. X + X = _________________

2. L + V + I = _______________

3. M – C + X = _______________

4. X x X = ___________________

5. D + C + C + L = ______________

Write the number

6. MDC _____________________

7. XVI _____________________

8. MMCLXXV = _______________

9. XXXVIII= _________________

10. DCCVI = _________________
Do You Understand the Decimal System?
Learn about the decimal number system on the X page of C is for Ciao.

The decimal system is based on the powers of ten. Each number place
increases by a power of ten.

Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands, Ten Thousands, Hundred Thousands

The number 3,576 equals three thousands, five hundreds, seven tens, and six
ones.

Write the decimal equivalent of each number below.

1. 4,302 ______________________________________________________

2. 14,587 _____________________________________________________
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3. 900 ________________________________________________________

4. 7,777 _____________________________________________________

5. 19,008 _____________________________________________________

6. 76,597 _____________________________________________________
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7. 697 ________________________________________________________

8. 11,349 _____________________________________________________
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9. 2,956 ______________________________________________________

10. 8,750 _____________________________________________________

11. Write the highest number above ________________________________

12. Write the lowest number above _________________________________
Italy is a peninsula. What does that mean? It means it is land surrounded by
water on three sides. Study the map of Italy in C is for Ciao. Use this

1. Name the 3 seas that surround Italy’s peninsula. ____________________
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2. What does the shape of Italy resemble? ___________________________

3. Name the island at the tip of Italy. ________________________________

4. Name the 4 countries that border Italy. ____________________________
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5. Name the capital of Italy _______________________________________

6. On which continent is Italy? ____________________________________

7. Which ocean lies between Italy and the United States? _______________

8. Name the continent south of Italy. _______________________________

9. If you leave Italy and fly to the United States, in which direction would you
fly to get there quickly? ___________________________________________

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Italy was the home to many people who found fame in different fields. You
can find these people throughout the book C is for Ciao.

Place each person from the box below into the category that made them
famous.

Bartolomeo Cristofori        Amerigo Vespucci         Michelangelo

Puccini           Alessandro Volta            Marco Polo

Enrico Fermi                Christopher Columbus       Vivaldi

Leonardo da Vinci

Composers                         Artists

Inventors                         Explorers
A to Z
Alphabetical Order

Italians love food! They love to cook it and they love to eat it. Discover
some of their favorites in the book C is for Ciao.

Put these foods in alphabetical order.

gelato         zabaglione        macaroni             pasta      lasagna

minestrone        olives         spumoni              pizza      spaghetti

1. _____________________

2. _____________________

3. _____________________

4. _____________________

5. _____________________

6. _____________________

7. _____________________

8. _____________________

9. _____________________

10. ____________________
Music, Music, Music

An opera is a story that is sung rather than spoken. Operas were invented by
the Italians. On the O page of C is for Ciao you can discover more about
opera and composers.

Match each composer with the opera that he wrote.

______Verdi                                  B. The Four Seasons

______ Vivaldi                               C. The Barber of Seville

______ Puccini                               D. La Traviata

Match each musical direction with its meaning

________ pianissimo                         A. slowly

_______ adagio                              B. fast and lively

_______ fortissimo                           C. soft

_______ allegro                             D. loud
SEARCH AND FIND

Use your best detective skills and the book C is for Ciao to find the answers to
these questions.

1. Why does the Tower of Pisa lean? _______________________________

2. What is gelato? ______________________________________________

3. Who painted the Last Supper? __________________________________

4. Who wrote The Adventures of Pinocchio? _________________________

5. Name the volcano that erupted and covered the city of Pompeii with ash.
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6. Name the city where pizza was invented. __________________________

7. What do you call a story that is sung? _____________________________

8. Who wrote the book C is for Ciao? _______________________________

9. What does an illustrator do? ____________________________________

10. Name the famous brand of Italian motorbike. ______________________

Write two questions of your own.

1.____________________________________________________________

2.____________________________________________________________
Throughout C is for Ciao you will read many descriptions of people, places,
and things. An adjective is a word that describes a noun. Example– John is
wearing a blue hat. Blue describes the hat and is an adjective.

Underline the adjectives in each sentence. There may be more than one.

1. Italian is a Romance language.

2. Augustus created jobs for poor people.

3. The Po River is Italy’s longest river.

4. The first pizza had green basil, white cheese, and tomato sauce on it.

5. Much of the world’s greatest music has come from Italy.

6. We watched the street performers in the piazza.

7. The ancient Romans were seafaring people.

8. Gondolas are long, slim, flat boats.

9. September was originally the seventh month on the Roman calendar.

10. Fresh fruit is a common dessert in Italy.

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Galileo Galilei

You can learn about the inventions of Galileo in the book C is for Ciao. You
might be surprised what happened to him when he proved that the sun was the
center of the solar system.

All planets are not the same size. Below is a list of planets and their sizes.
Remember Pluto is no longer considered a planet.

Planet                                          Diameter
Mercury                                         3,000 miles
Venus                                          7,500 miles
Earth                                           7,900 miles
Mars                                            4,200 miles
Jupiter                                        88,700 miles
Saturn                                         74,600 miles
Uranus                                         31,600 miles
Neptune                                        30,200 miles

Write the names of the planets in order starting with the smallest.

1._________________________________
2. _________________________________
3. _________________________________
4. _________________________________
5. _________________________________
6. _________________________________
7. _________________________________
8. _________________________________
WHEN IN ROME

As you read C is for Ciao you will learn about the fascinating
country of Italy. How many foods can you think of that are Italian?
What do you know about Italy’s capital?

Circle the number of each statement that is true.

1. Rome is built on canals.
2. Rome is on the southern tip of Italy.
3. The colosseum was Rome’s largest amphitheater.
4. The Roman Forum is the current seat of government.
5. Trevi is the most famous painting in Rome.
6. Neptune was an important figure to early Romans.
7. Pizza was invented in Rome.
8. Rome is the capital of Italy.
9. Ancient Romans were seafaring people.
10. The Roman Square is the most famous piazza in Rome.

VENICE CARNIVAL

In ancient times in Venice, Italy, people wore masks for many different
reasons. Currently Venice holds a two-week carnival just before Lent. There

You might add feathers, glitter, ribbons, etc. Have fun!
Leonardo da Vinci lived 500 years ago and yet designed drawings for
helicopters and many other vehicles we use today. Discover a list of some of
his futuristic drawings in C is for Ciao. You’ll learn what a remarkable man
da Vinci was.

You now have the opportunity to be like Leonardo da Vinci and design a form
of transportation for the year 2509. Use your imagination and be creative.

Describe your form of transportation and then draw a picture of it.

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Have fun reading C is for Ciao and learning all about the country of Italy.
Keep Italy in mind as you tackle the following problems.

1. How would you feel if you were a radio wave in a thunderstorm?
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2. How would you feel if you could not hear music?
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3. How would you feel if you were a piece of spaghetti about to get eaten?
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4. How would you feel if you were a marble statue outside in a park?
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5. How would you feel if you were a piece of pottery that was found in
Pompeii?
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Write two “how would you feel?” questions of your own.

1.___________________________________________________________

2. ___________________________________________________________
The Colors of the Italian Flag
You will find the colors of the Italian flag if you read the book C is for Ciao.

Correctly color the Italian flag.
When Were You Born?
Survey and Graph

The names of the months of the year have Roman origins. Learn how your
birthday month got its name on the Y page of C is for Ciao.

Survey 30 people to find the month they were born.

January      February       March        April         May            June

July       August       September      October       November    December

Use the data you collected to make a bar graph showing the results.

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Learn to Speak Italian
Phrases and Numbers

You learned your first Italian word when you read the title of the book C is for
Ciao. Ciao means hello in Italian.

Enjoy learning these numbers and phrases.

Good morning– Buon giorno
Good-bye– Arrivederla
Thank you– Grazie
See you soon– A presto

Numbers 1-10

1.- uno
2.- due
3.- tre
4.- quattro
5.- cinque
6.- sei
7.- sette
8.- otto
9.- nove
10. dieci

Have fun practicing your Italian with a friend.
The Pompeii Gazette
Read about the tragedy that happened to the city of Pompeii in C is for Ciao.
You will find the story to be very interesting.

Pretend you were a part of a group that discovered the buried city of Pompeii.

WHO _____________________________________________________
WHAT ____________________________________________________
WHERE ___________________________________________________
WHEN ____________________________________________________
WHY _____________________________________________________
HOW _____________________________________________________

will make people want to read it.

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Search for the Stolen Painting

Discover what happened to many pieces of Italian art during World War II as
you read the book, C is for Ciao. You might be surprised to find that there are
still many pieces of art missing and people are still searching for them.

Pretend that you have been hired to find a painting that was stolen in Italy.

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
POETRY

Did you know that Christopher Columbus was Italian? Discover the voyages
of Columbus, Marco Polo, and Vespucci on the W page of C is for Ciao.

Choose one of these explorers and write a poem or a rap about his adventures.

Your piece must be at least eight lines long.

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Choose a second explorer and write a four-line poem about him.

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Learn to Draw in Proportion
Did you ever draw a picture and it just didn’t look right? That was a problem
the early artists had when they tried to make their paintings look natural.
They learned how to use perspective to help them in their drawing.

See if you can use the method the Italians used to help them with drawing in
perspective.

Look out your classroom window and study what you see. Duplicate the
scene in the grid below. Each square should have a piece of the whole.
Make a Sweet Fruit Pizza

Do you love pizza? Many, many people do. Read why pizza was invented in
the book C is for Ciao.

Instead of making a traditional pizza, try something new– a fruit pizza!

Follow the recipe to make this outstanding treat.

Ingredients

One sugar cookie dough crust, baked and cooled
8 ounce package of softened cream cheese
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
3 cups sliced fruit (suggestions: strawberries, blueberries, orange slices,
pineapple, cherries, apple slices, kiwi)

Directions
1. Combine cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar until they are well
blended.
3. Top with fruit; arrange in a fun pattern.
4. Slice a wedge and enjoy this yummy treat.

Draw a picture of your fruit pizza!
COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Venn Diagram

It is fun to learn about the achievements of people all over our world. In C is
for Ciao you will learn about the country of Italy.

Think about the many ways the United States and Italy are alike and how they
are different.

Make a Venn diagram comparing the United States and Italy.
C is for Ciao

Italian Crossword- 1) island 2) tenths 3) ancient 4) library 5) inglese 6) Atlantic
7) Neptune

Roman Numeral Math- 1) 20 2) 56 3) 910 4) 100 5) 750 6) 1,600 7) 16
8) 2,175 9) 38 10) 706

Our Decimal System- 1) four thousands, three hundreds, two ones 2) one ten thousand,
four thousands, five hundreds, eight tens, seven ones 3) nine hundreds 4) seven
thousands, seven hundreds, sevens tens, seven ones 5) one ten thousand, nine thousands,
eight ones 6) seven ten thousands, six thousands, five hundreds, nine tens, seven ones
7) six hundreds, nine tens, seven ones 8) one ten thousand, one thousand, three hundreds,
four tens, nine ones 9) two thousands, nine hundreds, five tens, six ones 10) eight
thousands, seven hundreds, five tens 11) 76,597 12) 697

The Geography of Italy- 1) Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea 2) boot 3) Sicily
4) France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia 5) Rome 6) Europe 7) Atlantic 8) Africa
9) west

Where Do They Belong- COMPOSERS –Puccini, Vivaldi ARTISTS-Leonardo da
Vinci, Michelongelo INVENTORS- Volta, Fermi, Cristofori EXPLORERS-
Columbus, Polo, Vespucci

A to Z Italian Foods- gelato, lasagna, macaroni, minestrone, olives, pasta, pizza, spaghetti,
spumoni, zabaglione

Music,Music,Music- 1) C 2) D 3) B 4) A bottom 1) C 2) A 3) D 4) B

Search and Find- 1) foundation was built on sand 2) ice cream 3) Leonardo da Vinci
4) Carlo Collodi 5) Mt. Vesuvius 6) Naples 7) opera 8) Elissa D. Grodin and Gov.
Mario E. Cuomo 9) draw pictures to explain text 10) Vespa

Adjectives Describe- 1) Romance 2) poor 3) longest 4) first, green, white, tomato
5) greatest 6) street 7) ancient, seafaring 8) long, slim, flat 9) seventh, Roman
10) fresh, common

Galileo Galilei- 1) Mercury 2) Mars 3) Venus 4) Earth 5) Neptune 6) Uranus
7) Saturn 8) Jupiter

When in Rome- 3, 6, 8, 9

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